Requirements for Earning a South Carolina High School Diploma

A student must earn a total of twenty-four (24) units of credit as follows:

  • English/Language Arts – 4 Units
  • U.S. History and Constitution – 1 Unit
  • Economics – .5 Unit
  • Government – .5 Unit
  • Other Social Studies – 1 Unit
  • Mathematics – 4 Units
  • Science – 3 Units
  • Physical Education or JROTC – 1 Unit
  • Computer Science – 1 Unit
  • Foreign Language or Career and Technology Education – 1 Unit
  • Electives – 7 Units

NoteAll students are required to pass a high school science course in which the end of course exam is administered.  Currently that course is Biology 1.